Archive for October 26th, 2013

7 dead in violence

At least seven people died in violence that broke out between opposition activists, and law enforcers and ruling alliance activists in places across the country on Friday. Several hundred people also became wounded in violence as the opposition and the ruling alliance tried to hold rallies at same places or tried to violate bans on gathering that had been ordered […]

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Khaleda Zia has chosen path of conflict: AL leaders

The ruling Awami League leaders alleged that opposition leader Khaleda Zia chose the path of conflict closing the door of discussion and urged the opposition to call off their general strike from October 27 to 29. Party presidium member Mohammad Nasim made the statement at an impromptu press briefing on Khaleda Zia’s public speech at Suhrawardy Uddyan on Friday. ‘Khaleda […]

October 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Khaleda gives govt 36hrs to open talks

Leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia on Friday asked the government to start dialogue by today on her demand for an election-time non-party administration otherwise she announced a 60-hour nationwide general strike from Sunday. ‘Two days are left – today [Friday] and tomorrow. If you do not arrange dialogue by this time, we have to go for action programmes,’ she […]

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Hasina to phone Khaleda soon for talks: Inu

Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Friday said that prime minister Sheikh Hasina might make a telephone call on opposition leader Khaleda Zia anytime soon to invite her to talks on the formation of an election-time, all-party government. Talking to reporters after attending a workshop in the city, the minister said if the opposition did not participate in the elections, […]

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Shibir-JCD clash at rally venues in Khulna, Dhaka

Activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal scuffled with each other at 18-party rally venues at Suhrawardy Uddyan in Dhaka and Sonali Bank square in Khulna over taking positions near the podiums. In Khulna, the 18-party rally was interrupted for a few minutes as the activists of JCD and Shibir locked in a clash at the rally venue […]

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Uneasy calm grips Dhaka city

An uneasy calm prevailed in the capital Dhaka on Friday for lack of transports on the road amid tension centring on political programmes of the ruling and the opposition party. The opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party held a rally in Suhrawardy Udyan in the afternoon demanding a non-party election-time government. Leaders and activists of the ruling alliance […]

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ACC gets CJ’s nod to interrogate HC bench officer

The Anti-Corruption Commission has got the Chief Justice’s nod to interrogate a High Court bench officer, who was summoned by the commission to explain allegation of corruption. Supreme Court registrar AKM Shamsul Islam told New Age on Monday that as per the Chief Justice’s permission, bench officer Abdul Mannan would be asked to appear before the commission on October 27. […]

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14 killed in road accidents

At least 14 people, including a mother and her minor daughter, were killed and 36 injured in seven traffic accidents in Gazipur, Narayanganj, Jhenaidah, Comilla, Bogra and Dinajpur. New Age correspondent in Gazipur reported that six people were killed and 10 injured as bus collided head-on with a truck on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in front of the national park gate at […]

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Ishwardi airport reopens Oct 30

After a break of 17 years, Ishwardi airport will resume service on October 30 with private airliner United Airways operating flights first on the Dhaka-Ishwardi route. Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh on Wednesday sent a letter to United Airways in this regard, officials concerned said. The letter, signed by ATS and Aerodrome deputy director Mohammad Abul Kashem, said that the authority […]

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BCL beats up 7 ICS men at DU, BAU

Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League men beat up seven Islami Chhatra Shibir activists at Dhaka University and Bangladesh Agricultural University and handed them over to the police on Friday. At the Dhaka University, the activists of the ruling party-backed student organisation beat up a madrassah student Rifael Islam, 18, and a college student Abdul Malik, 18, on Madhur Canteen premises […]

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Hajj pilgrim arrested with gold at Shahjalal Airport

The airport armed police battalion arrested a hajj pilgrim for smuggling 10 bars of gold after his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka from Saudi Arabia. The 52-year-old pilgrim, Mohammad Suruzzaman, who arrived on a flight of Saudi Airlines at about 2:30pm, was arrested around 4:15pm after he had crossed customs green channel, said the APBn senior assistant […]

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Violence against Muslims threatening Myanmar reforms: UN

Violence against a Muslim minority in Myanmar is feeding a wider anti-Muslim feeling that poses a serious threat to the country’s dramatic economic and political reforms as it emerges from half a century of military rule, a UN envoy said on Thursday. The government says at least 192 people were killed in June and October 2012 clashes between ethnic Rakhine […]

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‘Illegal’ Hasina govt will be buried on Nov 7: Khosru

The BNP-led 18-Party alliance leaders of Chittagong have termed the Sheikh Hasina government illegal. At a rally at Kazir Dewrhi intersection in Chittagong on Friday, they also announced that the government would be ‘buried’ on November 7. ‘The government under Sheikh Hasina is not falling, it has already fallen,’ observed Chittagong city BNP president Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury. He said […]

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Dried fish export on the decline

Export of dried fish has sharply decreased in the last 20 years due to less demand from the consuming countries and less catch of river water fishes which are usually dried for export, fisheries officials have said. Many indigenous species of fishes had become extinct from the country’s water bodies, including rivers, beels and haors, due to indiscriminate use of […]

October 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

BNP to enforce hartal at Faridganj today

Local BNP on Friday called a daylong hartal for Saturday in the upazila protesting at the killing of three of its activists in police firing during a triangular clash. Upazila unit BNP president Harun-or-Rashid told the news agency on Friday night that the party will enforce the dawn-to-dusk shutdown in the upazila protesting at the killing of three BNP men […]

October 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Steps under way to enhance capacity of BADC warehouses

The government has taken an initiative to enhance the storage capacity of the warehouses of Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation through renovating the existing ones alongside building some more steel warehouses. The executive committee of the National Economic Council recently approved a project to this end titled ‘Maintenance, rehabilitation and strengthening fertiliser management activity of the existing fertiliser warehouses of BADC’. […]

October 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

Two vehicles set on fire, crude bombs exploded in Dhaka

Two vehicles were burnt and about two dozen crude bombs were exploded, mostly in the second half of the day, on Friday when the opposition alliance held a rally and the ruling alliance planned to put up resistance in case any violence broke out. Shortly after the speech of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, at least three crude […]

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Election in January, says Muhith

Reaffirming that the next general election will be held in January, finance minister AMA Muhith on Friday said all arrangements have already been made so that voters can exercise their franchise freely. ‘The election will be held in January. It’ll be free, fair and neutral,’ he said while addressing a rally at Baishtila under Khadimnagar union in Sylhet sadar upazila […]

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Digitisation turning Bangladesh into middle-income nation: speakers

The digitisation process that continues as a part of implementation of the ‘Charter of Changes: Vision 2021’, has already become successful in turning Bangladesh into a middle income nation very soon. Speakers said this at a discussion organised by District Information Office on ‘Charter of Changes: Vision 2021’ at Kawnia upazila parishad auditorium on Thursday to inform the success achieved […]

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Strengthening local govt for institutionalising democracy stressed

Speakers at an advocacy meeting have stressed strengthening the local government institutions to give democracy an institutional shape ensuring accountability in the activities of the local government bodies at the grassroots. They suggested for enhancing skills of the union parishad chairmen, members and secretaries to achieve the goals of empowering the grassroots people through ensuring their involvements with all development […]

October 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Inner Pages

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